Similar Coronary Artery Disease Extent in Men and Women with Diabetes

For patients living with type 1 diabetes, the extent of coronary artery disease is fairly similar among both men and women. This conclusion was found by researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and was published in the February 2018 edition of Diabetes Care.

The study examined male and female patients with type 1 diabetes who had a coronary angiography from 2001 to 2013. Mortality rates were studied among the 2,776 patients who were followed for over 7 years. It was found that there was no major difference in indications between men and women, either for the extent of coronary artery disease or mortality rates.

These findings were published in Diabetes Care on February 20, 2018.